A need for common ground in police work
Dec 30, 2014 5:01 AM - Columnist Richard Cohen: When Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached a police car in Brooklyn, what he saw was two cops, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, and he killed them both. Ramos was of Dominican descent and Liu was Asian, but to Brinsley they were probably seen as white, which was the color of the cop in Ferguson who killed Michael Brown, and the one on Staten Island who killed Eric Garner. Brinsley wanted, he said, "2 of theirs" for "1 of ours." Blue is the new white.